GovernmentBack to top
Governor:Terry Branstad (R)
Treasurer:Michael Fitzgerald (D)
Senators:Charles Grassley (R)
Joni Ernst (R)
Entered Union:December 28, 1846
U.S. Representatives:4
AreaBack to top
Total Area145,746 km2 / 56,273 mi2
Land Area144,669 km2 / 55,857 mi2
Water Area1,077 km2 / 416 mi2
Water Area Percentage0.74 %
Time Zone Back to top
Standard TimeGMT -6
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -5
WeatherBack to top
Record High Temperature118°F / 48°C , Keokuk (July 20, 1934)
Record Low Temperature-47°F / -44°C , Elkader (February 3, 1996)
GDPBack to top
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$174,103 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$49,500 (2015)
PopulationBack to top
Population3,123,899 (2015)
Under 19 Population826,206 / 26.448% (2015)
65 and older Population501,152 / 16.043% (2015)
Male Population1,549,289 / 49.595% (2015)
Female Population1,574,610 / 50.405% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 85,841 (2013)
Net International Immigration 10,746 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)39,687 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)12.3% (2014)
Major CitiesBack to top
CityPopulation (2015)
Des Moines210,330
Cedar Rapids130,405
Davenport102,582
EmploymentBack to top
Employment 1,580,300 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$804 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.2% (2016)
ExpendituresBack to top
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$6,548 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$6,548 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$2,069 (2015)
RevenueBack to top
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$45,902 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$23,969 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$43,411 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,675 (2014)
EducationBack to top
High School Graduation Rate (%)91.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)26.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)8.4% (2014)
LogisticsBack to top
Public Road Length (Miles)114,429 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)31.7% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 120 (2015)
Main AirportsBack to top
CodeNameCity
ALOWaterloo RegionalWaterloo
CIDThe Eastern IowaCedar Rapids
DBQDubuque RegionalDubuque
DSMDes Moines InternationalDes Moines
SUXSioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day FieldSioux City
PortsBack to top
Des Moines

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)